Cytotec is used for reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in certain patients who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cytotec is a prostaglandin. It works by reducing the amount of acid released by the stomach and protecting the stomach lining, which helps to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers.
Use Cytotec as directed by your doctor!
- Take Cytotec by mouth with food.
- The last dose of the day should be taken at bedtime. Taking Cytotec after meals and at bedtime may decrease the risk of diarrhea.
- Do not take an antacid that has magnesium in it within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Cytotec.
- If you miss a dose of Cytotec, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cytotec.
Store Cytotec at or below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cytotec out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Misoprostol.